Sunday June 29 2014
Napoli: Vargas out, Michu in

Napoli look set to sell Chile international Edu Vargas and bring in Michu from Swansea City.

The Partenopei have quite a few players currently starring in the World Cup in Brazil, including Pablo Armero and Juan Camilo Zuniga of Colombia and Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain.

Another is Chile striker Eduardo Vargas, who helped push hosts Brazil all the way to a penalty shoot-out on Saturday.

Vargas is still owned by Napoli, but spent this season on loan at Valencia, where he scored five goals in 25 appearances between Liga and Europa League.

The 24-year-old was snapped up from Universidad de Chile in January 2012 for €13.5m, but struggled to settle in at the Stadio San Paolo.

He was loaned to Gremio and Valencia, while it doesn’t seem as if there is a place for him at Napoli.

It’s reported the Partenopei have warned interested clubs such as Valencia and Rubin Kazan that Vargas won’t be released for less than €12m.

Meanwhile, Napoli are in negotiations for Swansea City striker Michu, although the situation is not as advanced as previously thought.

Spanish radio station Cadena Cope claimed on Saturday that Michu was already in Italy to undergo a medical.

However, the Corriere dello Sport insists there were no tests, merely a request for more specific information on his injury status.

Due to concerns over his knee and ankle problems, Napoli are hoping to take Michu on loan for a fee with option to buy.